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Privacy Policy

Pan American Health & Education Foundation is the sole owner of the information collected on Pan American Health & Education Foundation collects information from our users at several different points on our web site.

This privacy policy and user agreement applies solely to the information you provide while visiting this site. The terms of this privacy policy and user agreement do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this site (such as via telephone or postal mail).

Legal Disclaimer
The Pan American Health and Education Foundation is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the information we collect from you.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

Registration and Subscription
Web site visitors can register to receive periodic e-mails, our drug bulletin Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica or other services by registering. Registration information is linked directly to a personal user name and password chosen by you, the user, and can only be retrieved by supplying the correct user name and password that is linked to your profile.

Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees, agents, representatives and service providers, including but not limited to the publishers of the drug bulletins from which Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica obtains its articles, for the purposes set forth below. In the case of drug bulletin Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica, your personal information may be transferred to countries outside of the United States for processing.

We request subscribers of our drug bulletin Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica to provide personal information. The information collected from the subscriber form that is presented to users when they choose to subscribe may include contact information such as the user's name, e-mail address, postal address, country, telephone number, specialty, and institution.

Information Use
The Pan American Health and Education Foundation uses the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:

  • Sending e-mail newsletters announcing items such as events, current news, success stories, etc. These announcements are only sent to users who have indicated that they would like to receive them;
  • Completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to or delivery of our products (e.g., Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica) or services, processing or fulfilling an order, or responding to your requests or inquiries;
  • Web site and system administration, such as for the technical support of the site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the site, and verification of site activity by the site or its agents;
  • Tailoring or customizing content or design of the site during a single visit to the site and individualized personalization of the site on repeat visits;
  • Research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the site and our products (Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica) or services;
  • Communicating with you about changes or updates to the site and our services and, with your consent, special offers, promotions or market research surveys; and
  • Analyzing information provided on an anonymous basis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests or other characteristics of users for solely for internal purposes. All data will be used on an aggregate basis and will not be used to identify any user personally

We use "session" cookies to collect information about your use of the site and so that you may view articles, abstracts or other records and browse from page to page. These cookies are temporary and are deleted when you leave the site.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Clear GIFs
We use clear GIFs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If users would like to opt-out of these emails, please see the Opt-out section.

Credit Card Information
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also be made by calling 202-974-3800.

The site gives you options for removing your information from our database in order to discontinue receiving communications, Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica, or services. To do this, send or reply to an e-mail of our communications ( ) and put “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.

Links to Other Web Sites
This site may contain links to other web sites that are beyond our control. Other web sites to which you link may contain privacy policies that are different from this privacy policy. We encourage you to check the privacy policy of each web site you visit before submitting any information to them.

If a user who registers to receive periodic updates or have access to our drug bulletin Boletín Medicamentos y Terapéutica elects to use the referral service feature of website-generated e-mails, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. The Pan American Health & Education Foundation will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can usually be done by emailing our Subscriber Support by using the "Contact Us" section of this web site. Or you can e-mail us at to correct, update, delete, or deactivate your personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email.

Restrictions on Use
All content included on this web site, such as graphics, logos, reports, articles and other materials, is the property and intellectual property of our organization or other authors and is protected by copyright and other laws.

Any person using this web site is permitted to copy and print individual web site pages for non-commercial purposes. Users may also copy or print minimal copies of any research or reports posted on the site for informational, non-commercial use. These copies must not alter the original web site content, including all legal notices and legends. Our prior permission is required for (i) any commercial use of materials on this web site; (ii) making more than minimal copies of web site materials; and (iii) copying large portions of our web site, such as by bots, robots or spyders that "harvest" the web site. If you seek permission for such use of our web site, please contact us at . We reserve the right to change the above policy at any time for any reason.

Linking to Web Site and Framing
We do not permit others to frame this web site or any portion thereof. You may link to this web site if the link does not falsely imply or suggest that we have endorsed or affiliated our organization with your web site.

Copyright Infringement
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to block and/or terminate access to this web site from anyone who infringes other persons’ rights. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), please direct any notifications of infringement occurring on our web site to:

Director of Communications
Pan American Health and Education Foundation
525 Twenty Third Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

In your notice to us, you must do the following:
1. Give us enough information to enable us to contact you regarding your complaint, including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address, if available.

2. Identify for us the material(s) and/or work(s) that you claim are being infringed on this site and the material(s) that are causing such infringement, and give us enough information (such as a web page address) to locate such material(s) or work(s) within our site.

3. State that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material(s) or work(s) in (2) above is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.

4. State that the information in this notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you either own the copyright (or an exclusive right under the copyright) in the material(s) or work(s) that you claim in (2) above are being infringed, or are authorized by such owner to act on its behalf.

5. Provide your physical or electronic signature.

As our web site indicates, we welcome your feedback. Please be advised that any comments, suggestions, ideas or other information that you send to us through our web site will not be treated as confidential, and that we will own and have the right to use them as we choose, without payment to you.

International Use
Due to the global nature of the Internet, this web site may be accessed by users in countries other than the United States. We make no warranties that materials on this web site are appropriate or available for use in such locations. If it is illegal or prohibited in your country of origin to access this web site, then you should not do so. Those who choose to access this site outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

Limitations of Liability
We are not responsible for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special or consequential damages, that result from your use of (or inability to use) this web site, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE PROVIDE THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEB SITE ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITH NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND USE OR RELIANCE UPON ANY OF THE MATERIALS ON IT IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Governing Law
You agree that your use of this web site, this Privacy Policy and User Agreement and any disputes relating to any of them shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the District of Columbia.

Contact Information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our web site or the foundation, please contact us by using the "Contact Us" section of this web site.

Finalized February 15, 2005


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